New Brunswick Public Libraries

Closure: Family Day

All public libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018. Library Services by Mail will also be suspended.

Fredericton Public Library
12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
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Annual Opening Hours


Monday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Adult Colouring
Tuesday, January  2, 2018  till Tuesday, June  26, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club.


Spanish Table
Thursday, January  4, 2018  till Thursday, June  28, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, January  7, 2018  till Sunday, June  24, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome!


Library Café
Monday, January  8, 2018  till Monday, June  25, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Monday
Monday, January  8, 2018  till Monday, June  25, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


French Discussion - Winter Session
Saturday, January  13, 2018  till Saturday, March  3, 2018  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group on Saturday mornings from 11:00am until 12:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Babies in the Library - Monday
Monday, January  15, 2018  till Monday, February  19, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Move and Groove Storytime
Tuesday, January  16, 2018  till Tuesday, February  20, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Storytime for children 6 years and under! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Tales for Tots
Wednesday, January  17, 2018  till Wednesday, February  21, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Storytime for children 19-36 months. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Babies in the Library – Wednesday
Wednesday, January  17, 2018  till Wednesday, February  21, 2018  11:00  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Zumba Kids
Wednesday, January  17, 2018  till Wednesday, February  21, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
An easy-to-follow dance fitness program. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, January  18, 2018  till Thursday, February  22, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Daycare Drop-in
Friday, January  19, 2018  till Friday, February  23, 2018  10:15  a.m. - 10:45  a.m.
A program especially for daycare groups! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Babies in the Library - Saturday
Saturday, January  20, 2018  till Saturday, February  24, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Coding for Kids
Saturday, January  27, 2018  till Saturday, February  24, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Register children 8-12 in our coding series for children. Please click on the title for more information.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, February  14, 2018  till Wednesday, February  21, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Homework Zone
Wednesday, February  21, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Hub from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoons for a dedicated space to do your homework. Click title for more information.


Guest Librarian - Dr. Cindy Letts
Wednesday, February  21, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join our Guest Librarian Dr. Cindy Letts on February 21st from 6:00pm until 8:00pm for a presentation on maintaining Good Mental Health. Click title for more information.


Imprint Youth Drop-In
Wednesday, February  21, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Imprint Youth Association Drop-in will be on February 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Makerspace. Click on the title for more information.


Storytelling
Wednesday, February  21, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share we would love it hear it on the third Wednesday of the month. Next session is on February 21st at 7:00pm. Click on the title for more information.


Get to know your library - Website
Thursday, February  22, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on February 22nd from 2:00pm until 3:00pm for a presentation about the NB Public Libraries Website. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Friday Morning
Friday, February  23, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.
Join us on February 23rd from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. Books will be available in January. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, February  27, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on February 27th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Brain on Fire: my month of madness" by Susan Cahalan. Books will be available in January. Click title for more information.


Homework Zone
Wednesday, February  28, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Hub from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoons for a dedicated space to do your homework. Must be 13 and up. Click title for more information.


Art Gallery Exhibition - Olena Stepanova
Wednesday, February  28, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Join us on February 28th from 6:00pm until 7:00pm for Olena Stepanova Closing Reception. Click title for more information


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, March  4, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on March 4th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Fifteen Dogs" by André Alexis. Books will be available in February. Click title for more information.


French Discussion - Spring Session
Saturday, March  10, 2018  till Saturday, April  28, 2018  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group on Saturday morning from 11:00am until 12:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, March  14, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on March 14th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss "Children of Men" by P.D James. Books will be available in February. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Friday morning
Friday, March  23, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on March 23rd from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Close Range: Wyoming Stories" by Annie Proulx. Books will be available in February. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, March  27, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on March 27th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Shoe Dog" by Philip Knight. Books will be available in February. Click title for more information.


Storytime and Make Your Own Manxmouse
Saturday, March  31, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Sit tight and get ready to go on a journey with the Manxmouse. Please click on the title for more information.


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, April  8, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on April 8th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. Books will be available in March. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, April  11, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on April 11th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore. Books will be available in March. Click title for more information.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Nancy Edgar
Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons
Acting Circulation Supervisor - Josiane Jolin


Parking

There are 130 metered spaces on the street and behind City Hall. Parking is free after 5pm and on Saturdays and Sundays.


About the Library:

Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages! Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our online Databases and our Recommended Websites. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

Library Highlights:

  • We are the capital city’s main public library.
  • We are the Resource Centre for York Region, providing support to the other libraries in the region.
  • We have over 150,000 books, magazines, newspapers, documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
  • Our modern, well-equipped computer lab is open to the public.
  • We are one of the busiest public libraries in the province with over 700 visitors per day.
  • Room rentals are available – please contact us by telephone at 460-2812or by email for rental information.

Our Special Collections include:

  • A reference-archival collection
  • The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
  • The Don Walker military collection

Our History:

  • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, underwent a major renovation in 1991 and completed another renovation and expansion project in 2014.
  • We published The History of the Fredericton Public Library in 1994, which is available through our catalogue.

Other public libraries in the City of Fredericton:

For information on other public libraries in the City of Fredericton, please click on the link to the Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis or the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library.


Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:

We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support.